Intermediate Poetry Workshop|
This seminar-style course will focus on the reading and constructive discussion of poetry submitted by members of the workshop. It will include an ongoing discussion of poetic structure, reading assignments in contemporary poetry, and a variety of writing experiments.
Substantial amount of writing, regular in-class discussion of student work, and opportunities for revision.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Several works by contemporary American poets, including John Ashbery, Charles Bernstein, Joy Harjo, Ben Lerner, Tracie Morris, and Alice Notley.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly or bi-weekly poetry submissions; constructive oral and written peer critiques; three brief response essays; and a final portfolio of 10-15 pages of poems written and revised this semester.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at and participation in every class are required. Students must also make every effort to attend the readings by visiting poets (usually scheduled on Wednesday evenings, with Q & A sessions on Wednesday afternoons) during the semester.
To apply to this course, please submit 5 double-spaced pages of poetry. Please also submit a cover page in two sections: 1) your name, email address, year in school major (if any), some of your favorite writers and any other influences; 2) a short biographical statement (a paragraph) describing your creative writing background; 3) if you are applying to more than one upper-level creative writing course, you must indicate your order of preference. The application deadline is April 7, 2011 at 4 p.m. (Students who have missed this deadline may submit materials to the instructor by Friday, September 2, at 5 p.m., in case there are any last-minute openings.) Please submit your materials electronically in a single attachment to email@example.com, using either Microsoft word (.doc or .docx) or rich-text format (.rtf) for your attachment. You will be notified electronically of the status of your application by the end of pre-registration. Students may not take this course and another creative writing workshop concurrently.
This course contributes to the Theory & Literary Forms and Creative Writing concentrations of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Willis,Elizabeth Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC136; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|